Irish Snooker

Irish Season Continues with President’s Cup

The third ranking event of the Irish senior amateur campaign takes place this weekend in Carlow.

Boileau President's Cup

Current professional Josh Boileau won the President’s Cup in 2015. Photo credit: Ivy Rooms Carlow

The President’s Cup, sponsored by Eamonn Kearns, has a season low of 55 entrants competing for the €500 winner’s cheque.

The top 9 seeds, including Brendan O’Donoghue and TJ Dowling who won the opening two tournaments this term, all receive a bye into the last 32.

The likes of Rodney Goggins, David Hogan, Greg Casey and Jonathan Williams enter the fray from the first round each hoping to find a run of form.

Youngsters Ross Bulman, Charlie Sweeney and Noel Landers – who have each impressed in the underage competitions this season – are among the other competitors who will be in action.

The President’s Cup is the last ranking event in 2016 and is the cut-off point for qualification for the men’s European Championship in March.

Coverage of the event is set to be streamed here.

Click here to view the draw. 

Creator of SnookerHQ and a journalism graduate, David has been actively reporting on snooker since 2011. He has been published in national publications and has appeared on BBC World News and on talkSPORT radio as an analyst.